Seychelles

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INFORMATION

Capital: Victoria

Government: Unitary Presidential Republic

Current President: Wavel Ramkalawan

Economy:

  • Economic growth has been fueled by the tourist sector, which employs about 30% of the labor force and provides more than 70% of hard currency earnings, and by tuna fishing.

Population: 95,981 (2020)

Land Size: 455 sq km (176 sq miles)

Major Ethnic Groups:

  • Mixed French
  • African
  • Indian
  • Chinese
  • Arab
Religions:

  • Roman Catholic: 82.3%
  • Protestant: 7.5% (Anglican: 6.4%, Seventh-Day Adventist: 1.1%)
  • Other Christian: 3.4%
  • Hindu: 2.1%
  • Muslim: 1.1%
  • Other non-Christian: 1.5%
  • Unspecified: 1.5%
  • None: 0.6%

Language(s):

  • Creole: 91.8%
  • English (official): 4.9%
  • Other: 3.1%
  • Unspecified: 0.2%

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RECENT NEWS

  • Thu - Oct 21, 2021: Cricket - Rwanda Defeats Seychelles in World Cup Qualifiers - AllAfrica News: Seychelles
    [New Times] The national men's cricket team on Tuesday, October 19, bounced back from their disappointing run of results after tasting their first and only win in the past three games at the ongoing ICC Men's T20 Sub regional Group A World Cup Qualifiers, when they defeated Seychelles by 78 runs in a game that was interrupted by downpour.
  • Wed - Oct 20, 2021: Australia Studying Seychelles' Effective Covid-19 Response, New High Commissioner Says - AllAfrica News: Seychelles
    [Seychelles News Agency] The blue economy, climate change and COVID-19 vaccination rates are some of the areas the newly accredited Australian high commissioner to Seychelles touched on in talks with the island nation's leaders.
  • Wed - Oct 20, 2021: Indian Ocean Commission Donations Help Seychelles Increase Medical Preparedness - AllAfrica News: Seychelles
    [Seychelles News Agency] Health workers in the Seychelles will be better equipped to deal with patients who have contracted the COVID-19 virus after receiving a second batch of equipment from the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) on Tuesday.
  • Tue - Oct 19, 2021: Seychelles' Child Protection Commission Wants Safer Spaces for Kids Online - AllAfrica News: Seychelles
    [Seychelles News Agency] A newly appointed National Commission for Child Protection in Seychelles has highlighted the importance of tackling the issue of cyber security where children are concerned.
  • Mon - Oct 18, 2021: Flora and Fauna Face a Trifecta of Threats in Seychelles - AllAfrica News: Seychelles
    [Seychelles News Agency] Development by humans, the introduction of exotic species to Seychelles and illegal smuggling of wildlife are some of the threats that endemic flora and fauna of the island nation face.